Rupee extends fall as finmin fails to announce concrete measures

The rupee weakened in opening trade today, tracking a fall in the Nifty futures traded in Singapore, but the downside is likely to be capped ahead of the finance minister's conference later in the day.

business Updated: Jun 13, 2013 13:28 IST
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The rupee extended falls on Thursday following comments from the finance minister as he failed to announce any clear and strong measures to arrest the sharp decline in the rupee seen in recent weeks.

At 10:26 am (0456 GMT), the partially convertible rupee was at 58.24/25 per dollar, after hitting 58.27 and down further from 58.12 levels before the finance minister started speaking.

The unit had ended at 57.79/80 on Wednesday.

"He speaks about concerns, the market is already concerned and so far there are no definite plans or decisions," said Hari Chandramgethen, head of foreign exchange trading at South Indian Bank.

First Published: Jun 13, 2013 09:28 IST